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The GHSA approved Warren County's request to move from next year's Region 8-A Public to Region 7-A Public, reducing the size of Lincoln County's new region.
Lincoln County will host the 9-2 Commerce Tigers this Friday in the second round of the Class A Public state playoffs. Kickoff is slated for 7:30.
This year's Region 7-A teams will move to five different regions for 2020.
GHSA has released the tentative region assignments for the 2020-2022 school years. Lincoln County will be in 8-A Public with Washington-Wilkes, Warren County, Greene County, Commerce, Social Circle, and Towns County.
MACON - Lincoln County outran Tattnall Square Academy 35-7 here last Friday night to enter the playoffs with a six-game winning streak. The Devils are seventh in the GHSA Class A Public Power Ratings, and will have a first-round bye this week.
|Abbeville, SC||L 7-10||away||[FFN]|
|McCormick, SC||W 41-0||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Tattnall Square||W 25-0||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Warren County||W 41-14||away||[FFN]|
|Greene County||W 49-13||away||[FFN]|
|Hancock Central||W 49-14||BBF-LCS||[FFN]|
|Tattnall Square||W 35-7||away|
Cannon a short-lived LC tradition
Larry Campbell's brother-in-law built a small cannon-type device to be used before kickoffs. That contraption wasn't very big, but it sure packed a big punch. The first time it was fired at Buddy Bufford Field as a test, some in town thought there had been an earthquake or explosion. Lincoln County supporters would put the cannon near the 50, and fire it just before kickoff. That worked well for a while, but then they weren't careful with it one evening. They didn't notice that the officials were a bit too close when they pulled the firing string. We don't know exactly what was said, but that cannon hasn't been on the field since.
Lincoln County was the first school to play in 8 Georgia Dome playoff games.